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on capitol hill in connection of the healthcare.gov website. a white house staff member had apologize to lawmakers where the site launched. >> by the free reviewable obamacare. >> the hearing is getting an honest straightforward assessment of the status of the healthcare law. >> democrats want to make the affordable care act work. republicans don't. >> a fresh ground is backing for us over obamacare how lawmakers picked it apart. >> we are barely four weeks into this one and we are already declaring it dead. >> and now we are told that everything will be okay soon. >> why should the american people believe me now? >> in the hot seat of the woman in charged of the obama website in her testimony. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. >> meanwhile new questions over promises made by obama. >> if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, if you like your healthcare plan, you will be able to keep your healthcare plan. >> that's not exactly the case for millions of americans in the individual insurance market. the majority of americans wit
>>> on the hot seat. a key member of president obama's healthcare team, grilled by congress. >> what she says about the troubled website, and when it will be fixed. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> president obama's signature legislation, the affordable healthcare act, under fire in washington. for the first time, lawmakers grill a member of the administration about what went wrong. danielle nottingham reports for wjz from capitol hill. >> the obama administration official who oversaw the launch of the government's healthcare exchanges is apologizing for the disastrous website, and promising service will improve. >> the bottom line conclusion is this healthcare.gov website is fixable. >> marilyn tavener says more than 700,000 people have filled out applications online. but the administration won't release enrollment numbers online. >> how will you know how many people will be enrolled? >> we'll have that next november. >>> we've got to 44 votes. 48 votes now. of you trying to dismantle the legislation. you call t
conferees held their first formal meeting. secretary sebelius testified before congress on healthcare.gov. nsa officials testified as well on their spying programs. the farm bill conferees have begin negotiations. what is your top story this week? we will go through the papers on "washington journal." we want to know what you think the most important story is. , numbers on your phone. us on social media or leave a comment on our twitter feed. make a comment on our facebook page. address --r e-mail our lead story in the washington post is restrained nsa. mounting revelations about the extent of federal surveillance. push forving her a new significant legislative action from an industry that long tried to stay above the fray in washington. after months of calling for the government to be more transparent about its surveillance programs, tech leaders have begun demanding substantial new restraints on the national security agenc y's collection of information across the globe. the pivot marks and aggressive new posture -- marks and aggressive new posture. attentionvoting more to blunting p
for the future. but, it may have to go down at other times, too. good evening. obama care's healthcare.gov is back on-line. but fixing the political fall out will prove to be a more challenging task. >> reporter: it is the web site that, instead of providing health care for millions of americans, provided more political fights. >> they are trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles an hour down the expressway. >> reporter: the government tech team continues to fix problems with healthcare.gov the web site say lightning rod against the plan itself. >> there are so many destroyers in the house, in the public, in the private health care sector that just want to destroy. >> reporter: our kpix political insiders agree. >> every glitch that is going to happen with it will be seized on to the republicans and they will say your health care plan stinks. >> reporter: another glitch many of the providers plans no longer hold up. he said you can keep it. >> he was not telling the truth. >> reporter: 48 million americans do not have insurance. by 2014 everyone has to have it or face a pen
. it's going to be seized onto the republicans anything, your healthcare plan stinks. >> you are correct. the republicans do not have to enhance any acquisition and make about this. on the other hand, you have not heard from that collection of people who could not get any coverage because they had a pre-existing condition. you have not heard from the collection of people that were going to the emergency room when their problem had become critical. you're just not heard from the people who among longer have to carry their kids at their expense. all of that is what democrats were running for reelection and election will be selling. they are going to defend the plan. the problem is, will obama defend the plan? he seems to have disappeared all of a sudden. >> well, that for the website is for. go to the website and you can get a better deal. >> it to healthcare. it's not a rollout of something else. >> keep in mind, we have medicare, which rules the same way. with any degree of intelligence, one would have used that as the initial entry model. you would be using a program that al
news at 5:00. healthcare.gov. headaches. problems persist for those trying to sign up. why the number of people who need coverage could grow by the millions. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up, final arguments in the stent doctor lawsuit. now, the jury will set the damages. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> the city's only dental program for high schoolers marks a major milestone. >>> coming up, how these students are making the communities smile. i'm gigi barnett. that story is next in tonight's school watch. >>> skies are clearing. -- will we stay dry this weekend? don't miss the updated first warning forecast with bob. mnever sleeping.g. ever saving. for him, her, and you. every day. but quality affordable health care seems forever out of reach -- until now. i'm doctor peter beilenson. with local doctors we've founded a new approach to health insurance -- evergreen health. neighborhood care, same day appointments, a team approach with doctors and nurses who get to know you. that's evergreen health. learn more at evergreenmd.org. >>> it is mostly sunny. 71 degrees in centr
the maryland healthcare connection outreach van, as it makes its final stop here in maryland. >> reporter: even without technical computer glitches, understanding all of those insurance plans can be complicated. that's why federal and state lawmakers are calling for more changes to help smooth out the rocky enrollment road. >> reporter: lawmakers on capitol hill had tough criticism for the woman who runs medicare and medicaid services. the agency in charge are the troubled healthcare.gov website. >> i think this was designed to fail from the beginning. >> there is a disaster a rollout that is occurring. >> reporter: while some in congress call for delays to enrollment deadlines. >> the bottom line conclusion is, this health care gov website is fixable. >> for many marylanders. >> i'm trying to find out what they are. >> using the state's own online health insurance exchange website. teens enrolling have been touring the state, answering questions. >> the average person doesn't know all about insurance, what their options are, or even that they're eligible. >> reporter: in som
with the president's affordable healthcare act continue. and lawmakers aren't happy. even as efforts are under way here in maryland to help people enroll in insurance plans. derek valcourt is there and explains. hi, derek. >> hi. problems are there from the start. many federal and state lawmakers continue to push for changes to help smooth what so far has been a rocky enrollment road. >> every contractor. >> reporter: lawmakers on capitol hill had tough criticism for the woman who runs medicare and medicaid services. the agency in charge of the troubled healthcare.gov website. >> i think it was designed to fail from the beginning. >> there is a disaster of a rollout that is occurring. >> reporter: while some call for delays in enrollment to deadlines, the administration promises service will improve. >> the bottom line is this healthcare gov website is improvable. >> i'm trying to figure out. >> enrolling in the plan means enrolling in the state's own online state website. teams familiar with that website have been touring the state. >> the average person doesn't know all about insurance, what th
is reported by united healthcare. stepping up for better healthcare. back to you. >> kristy, thank you. contributes continue today for lou reed, the rock and roll legend passed away at the age of 61. susan mcginnis takes a look back at his remarkable career. >> lou reed was the driving force behind a legendary cult band, velvet underground. the band never achieved widespread commercial success. but many credit the group with revolutionizing rock in the '60s and 'cents and -- '70s and having a major influence on rock. walk on the wild side was his only top 20 hit. but songs like sweet jane and pale blue eyes became reed standards. ♪ [ music ] the singer led the way as the velvet underground collaborated like none before. including filmmakers and artists like andy warhol. >> that's why nothing got changed. because andy said, don't change anything. leave it alone. >> reporter: the velvet underground was inducted into the rock and roll hall hall of fame in 1996. the new york native was an admitted hard drinker and drug user. he underwent a liver transplant earlier this year, and later ca
hill today about the failed healthcare website. this time health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was in the hot seat taking full responsibility s. >> although was in charge as it was being built? >> -- was in charge -- >> at that team who is the individual -- >> michelle snyder. >> michelle snyder is the one responsible for this debacle? >> well, excuse me, congresswoman, michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the debacle. >> thank you, i yield back. >> sebelius also blamed the private contractors who built that site. she promises the site will be fixed by the end of november. in boston, the president defended the highly criticized rollout pointing to the slow start in massachusetts when that commonwealth reformed its healthcare in 2006. >> and today, there is nearly universal coverage in massachusetts! and the vast majority of its citizens are happy with their coverage. [ applause ] >> the president also stood by his promise that if you like your health coverage you can keep it. he said americans are only losing coverage because in
and his top health official take responsibility for the healthcare website debacle. i'm susan mcginnis on capitol hill where lawmakers grilled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius over the problem. ,,,,,,,, over the next 40 years the united states population is going to grow by over 90 million people, and almost all that growth is going to be in cities. what's the healthiest and best way for them to grow so that they really become cauldrons of prosperity and cities of opportunity? what we have found is that if that family is moved into safe, clean affordable housing, places that have access to great school systems, access to jobs and multiple transportation modes then the neighborhood begins to thrive and then really really take off. the oxygen of community redevelopment is financing. and all this rebuilding that happened could not have happened without organizations like citi. citi has formed a partnership with our company so that we can take all the lessons from the revitalization of urban america to other cities. so we are now working in chicago and in washing
right now on capitol hill, changes to the healthcare.gov website is the focus and while the smiling woman, she has disappeared. >> we have quite a bit of traffic in the east bay this morning on the east shore freeway. this is san mateo, more traffic ahead. >> mostly clear skies, not warm, 30s, afternoon highs will warm up a little bit. emphasis on a little bit, we will show you coming up. i love watching tv outside. and why can you move the tv out here? the wireless receiver. i got that when i switched to u-verse. but why? because it's so much better than cable. it's got more hd channels, more dvr space. yeah, but i mean, how did you know? i researched. no, i-i told you. no. yeah! no. the important part is that you're happy now. and i got you this visor. you made a visor! yes! that i'll never wear. ohh. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for two years with qualifying bundles. rethink possible. with qualifying bundles. >>> time now 6:15, happening right for you health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is on the hot seat, there are questions about that
is going to be seized on by the republicans. aha, your healthcare plan stinks. >> you -- showing us the republicans don't have to enhance in any accusation they put. on the other hand, you have not heard from that collection of people who could not get any coverage because they had a pre- existing condition. you have not heard from that collection of people that we're going to the emergency room when the problem was critical. you have not heard from the people who no longer will have to carry their kids at their expense when they can do it within the framework of their plan. all of that is what democrats running for re-election and election will be selling. they are going defend the plan and the problem is will obama defend the plan? he seems to have disappeared all of a sudden. >> go to the web set and -- website. that is what it's for and the website doesn't work. >> it's a visceral thing, your healthcare. >> keep in mind that we have medicare, which rolls the same way. with any degree of intelligence, one would have used that as the initial entry model and you would not have all
healthcare.gov working better. >> you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: sebelius blamed the problems with a verizon server. but said she is as responsible. >> i am as frustrated as anyone. >> reporter: top officials also demanding to know why millions are kicked off their current health man, after the president gave assurances that would not happen. >> some bur cats in washington- - bureaucrats in washington say, even though you're promised to keep it, you're now not able to keep that plan. >> reporter: cbs obtained this internal government memo from october 27th. it discusses incomplete security testing on the website, but still recommends an october 1st launch. >> you have exposed millions of americans, because you all, according to your memo, believed it was an acceptable risk. >> the memo is an authorization for further security testing and says all consumer information entered on this site is secure. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> the white house says president obama has complete confidence in his secretary. sebelius, the president is in boston this
do people calling this business in hopes of getting healthcare? we'll explain. >> nothing spooky now but a little chilly outside. what will it be for the rest of your day? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and they finally activated the metering lights over at the bay bridge so that means a big traffic jam. we'll show you more coming up. >>> thank you, liz. good morning, everyone. it's thursday, october 31. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:30. >>> and we got some developing news at this hour. 6.6 earthquake hit eastern taiwan. the usgs says the quake hit in a remote mountainous area. it was strong enough though for buildings in the capital of taipei to sway. no reports though of serious damage or injuries yet. weaver monitoring the news feeds out of -- we are monitoring the news feeds out of taiwan and we'll bring you the latest information as it comes in. >>> a number of people are recovering from dog bites after two dogs bit them a little before 9:00 last night at a trail in antioch. a man was walking his two dogs when two other dogs attacked them. three ne
month since the rollout of the new healthcare.gov website. and the focus remains on the site's technical problems. danielle nottingham reports from washington. it comes as millions of americans insured, are learning they can't keep their current plans. >> reporter: notes turned over to a congressional committee shows in the 48 hours after healthcare.goff's launch, just 248 people successfully signed up for insurance. the white house says those numbers aren't news. >> we know and acknowledge that the website has been a problem. >> reporter: the administration also says it expected low numbers in the beginning and a surge closer to the march 31st deadline. but frustration with the affordable care act goes beyond the website for as many as 3 million americans who are learning they will lose their current policy because it does not meet the standards of the new healthcare law. >> reporter: many consumers who have successfully signed up for new insurance policies in the last month, have done so on state-run exchanges, where streamlined operations allow for a quicker response to problems. >> r
healthcare act -- president's healthcare act. the tough questions that kathleen sebelius is facing. >>> santa rosa grieves the death of a 13-year-old shot and killed while holding a replica gun >>> good morning. live pictures from union city where fire crews are on the scene of a warehouse fire. this started about two hours ago. it's pretty well contained. there were some scary moments for people inside the at -- the area. >>> steve, i couldn't wait to turn the heater on. >> yes, it's cold. it will be sunny. mostly clear skies. a lot of 30s popping up. sunshine and a little bit warmer. not a lot. 36 book ends, santa rosa and napa, a lot of 40s or low 40s for many. including san jose which has gone to 44. redwood city, 42. there's 30s up in the santa cruz mountains. san francisco, a couple of up floor 40s. go for a high of 61. clear in reno. 389 eureka. even some cool readings on the north coast. this system will fall apart. cold, sunny. patchy fog in the north bay that will burn off and cool to mild on the highs. if you are in the sun, it's not bad. if you are in the shade, it's cooler. 50s,
anything. >>> the troubled healthcare.gov web site is up and running. a spokes woman says visitors were unable to access the web site last night because of the a failure of service provided by verizon. and >> i know they've called in another privatentity to try to help with the security of it. the problem is, they may have to redesign the entire system. the way the system is designed, it is not secure. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sabilias addressed concerns in a block post the published on saturday. she says healthcare.gov does not retain information. >>> and a family that made strides in toughning the state's dui laws going after prescription drug abuse. nearly ten years ago the pack family lost their 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter to a driver high on drugs and vicodin. the driver had convinced multiple doctors to prescribe the pills, a practice called doctor shopping. >> i don't think it's ever going to go away. you just learn to live with the aches. >> the packs have just learned a campaign to prevent doctor shopping. it would require doctors to submit to
and medicaid services. that department was responsible for creating healthcare.gov and today she apologized for the website not working as well as it should. >> this initial experience has not lived up to our expectations or the expectations of the american people. it's not acceptable. >> reporter: she said cms testified the entire -- tested the entire site before it was launched. she said there was no signs of trouble. she testified they were working on a compressed time frame but officials did not delay the launch. mike thompson said he's heard from ston stitch wents who haz heard healthcare policies are changed under obamacare and they are -- they are not happy. >> we've had about 125,000 applications that have been submitted. about 2 million unique visits to the website and about 150,000 calls daily to covered california. >> reporter: today's hearing sets the stage for an even higher profile won tomorrow. kathleen sebelius will testify before a house committee tomorrow morning -- tomorrow morning. back to you. >> thank you. >>> and meanwhile, up to 14 million americans who buy their hea
this morning when she testifies about the problematic roll out of the healthcare.gov website, in her prepared remarks to the hearing she blames the contractors hired to build the website. at a hearing last week the contractors blamed the government. many republicans blame her and want her to resign. >> expecting this secretary to be able to fix what she hasn't been able to fix during the last three and a half years is unrealistic, it is throwing good money after bad. it is time for her to resign, someone else to take char. >> now later today president obama travels to boston where he will call for patience with the roll out of the affordable care act. he will talk about the difficulties massachusetts had when it launched its own insurance reform that is now popular. the face of the healthcare.gov website has changed. namely it doesn't feature the face of the smiling woman anymore. she was taken off the website over the weekend and replaced with icons of the 4 ways people can sign up. the shot of the smiling woman came from a stock photo library, there are rots it was removed when people start
members say it can cost $170,000 to recruit and train each new officer. >>> the nation's top healthcare official is apologizing for the botched rollout of the insurance website. kathleen sebelius told lawmakers she's responsible for the snags. jacqueline fell is just back from the hearing where sebelius testified and joins us live. jacqueline? >> reporter: tori, the secretary is pledging to make the law work. but sebelius made clear, trouble runs deeper than just this dysfunctional website. kathleen see bell just called -- sebelius called this a debacle. the troubles were apparently a surprise. she testified she did not expect any hiccups when the website went online october 1st. >> i'm as frustrated and angry as anyone with the flawed launch of healthcare dowt gov. so let me say directly to the americans, you deserve better. i apologize. >> reporter: californians have their own functioning website run by the state. but the others, still face glitches trying to buy health insurance online. house republicans brought up reports of americans losing existing policies because of the law. seb
administration official over its problematic healthcare.gov website. this as many marylanders are still trying to sign up. here is meghan mccorkell with the story. >> good morning. that problem plagued website had ed lots of questions on capitol hill. >> we're barely four weeks into this one and we're already declaring it dead. >> why should the american people believe you now? >> rapid fire questions for the head of the federal health care website who apologized for what's being called a disaster roll out. >> this is fixable. >> now another hit for o.k. oh it -- for oh lam baabama care. >> insurance providers are dropping more than 2 million people. >> the white house website said if you want to keep the health insurance that you got you can keep it. now they're being told they can't. that's a lie. >> that's sending more people into the health care exchange. >> here in maryland officials say more than 300,000 people visited the state's health care exchange website. website woes are a slow down. >> the exchange is working hard around the clock to fix all the kinks and work out things. >> 40,
voluntarily. yesterday, sebelius testified for hours about the faulty launch of healthcare.gov, saying all of the glitches should be ficked by the end of november. >>> and intense criticism and cause for action in washington over those problems with the healthcare website wjz is live in north baltimore. derek valcourt has reaction from two of the members of congress and how they think it should be addressed. >> reporter: as you can imagine, how maryland's congressional delegation feel about those problems, depends on their political affiliation. >> this is exactly what we thought would happen. >> reporter: republican congressman andy harris isn't surprised by the problem in the healthcare act. he finds faults with this. and insurance companies are dropping more than 2 million people because their policies don't meet the minimum standards for the law. >> first, complain that the president said if you like your healthy care, you can keep it. the healthcare.gov website is up and running. i mean really up and running, so you can be able to go in from beginning to end. that's when they should d
with the government's healthcare website. derek valcourt has reaction from two of maryland's congressman on the problems and how they think it should be addressed. >> reporter: this is exactly what we thought would happen. >> republican congressman andy harris isn't surprised by problems with the rollouts of the affordable care act. he finds false with what he calls high costs of healthcare plans. and several are dropping 2 million people because they don't meet the recommendations of the law. >> second thing he should do is suspend the affordable care act until the exchange, until the healthcare.gov website is up and running. i mean, really up and running. you can go from beginning to end and get a reasonable, accurate price quote on a policy. >> this whole idea of they, really means delay it long enough so we can kill it. >> reporter: elijudge cummings believe wills the problems with the website need to be fixed. but he believes it already saving lives and saving some people a lot of money. >> be patient. there are a lot of people saying a lot of negative things about the affordable ca
of the healthcare.gov web site kicked off her testimony before the house ways and means committee by saying she's sorry. >>"we know that consumers are eager to purchase this coverage andto the millions of americans who have attempted to use healthcare.gov to shop and enroll in healthcare coverage, i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should." >> reporter:at times the witness was almost window dressing. peppered with questions about when she'll have enrollment numbers for obamacare, marilyn tavenner stuck to a script >>"we'll have those numbers in mid-november." "mid-november." "mid-november." "mid-november." >> reporter:and with that the political headknocking began -- in the hearing room where open warfare over health care has been waged for decades. a democratic congressman leaped out of his chair claiming his party worked years ago to try to improve the republican prescription drug plan-- but when it came to obamacare, the g-o-p didnt exactly return the favor. >>"the massachusetts experience was very slow initially; and it started to ramp up over time. we
is responsible for the problems plaguing the nation's new healthcare website. she was questioned yesterday by a congressional committee. >> who was in charge as it was -- >> was in charge up until -- >> at that team, who is the individual -- >> michelle snyder is the -- >> michelle snyder is the one for this debacle. >> excuse me, congresswoman. michelle snyder is not responsible for the debacle. hold me accountable for the did he backable. i'm responsible. >> sebelius apologized to the american people for the problems with the rollout and promised things will be fixed by the end of november. president obama is taking his share of the blame. >> there's no denying it, right now the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck, and i am not happy about it. and i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. >> the president spoke yesterday in boston where he assured people the healthcare reform program will live up to its promises. he said massachusetts healthcare reform program also had glitches when it began in 2006 and those problems were solved. >>> 4:42. if
is on the way to fix the federal government's healthcare website. michael dickerson a google engineer has been recruited to address numerous problems plaguing healthcare.gov. software companies oracle and red hat will also take part in the effort. >>> newly released documents show only 6 people successfully enrolled through healthcare.gov in its first day of operation. only 248 had enrolled by the end of the second day. these figures don't include those who enrolled on various state websites. the documents are based on meetings at an obama administration war room obtained by congressman darrell issa, a republican from southern california. >>> every year millions of people donate their blood for free. but wait until you see what christin ayers discovered happens to those free donations. it's a story you will only see right here on kpix 5. >>> reporter: watson gives blood to help her community. >> saving a life is priceless. >> reporter: but her donation doesn't stay local or priceless for long. at blood banks like this one that the red cross runs in oakland, blood gets separated into products,
needed help to fix the problems with the new health-care web site. we will tell you who they are reaching out to. female narrator: it's posturepedic versus beautyrest it's posturepedic versus beautyrest with up to $400 off. serta icomfort and tempur-pedic go head-to-head with three years' interest-free financing. mattress price wars are ending soon at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >> food stamp benefits are set to drop today for more than 47 million americans. a temporary benefit from the 2009 economic stimulus that boosts food stamp dollars will no longer be available. a family of four receiving food stamps will lose $36 a month. congress has just begun negotiations on further cuts >> the federal government is getting some help from major tech companies to fix the health care website. engineers and software makers are from oracle and red hat are pitching in as well as one of google engineer. officials at oracle say they were brought in to make the government side more reliable and secure. obama administration says that the web site will be running smoothly by
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. the workers must pay into their pensions and monthly healthcare contributions as well. the zachary mallett thinks bart gave in it too easily. >> we betrayed the public. the public adamantly, a super majority stood behind us. we accepted the strike even though the unions are who called it, yet we weren't really to accept it. we sweetened the deal once the strike happened. >> he says he will vote no on the contract. the meeting to vote on the contract should happen in the next few weeks. >>> big changes are in the works for a major east bay shopping center. plans for expansion could push 100 businesses out. broadway plaza and walnut creek is planning to add 300,000 square feet of retail space. the project still has to get the city council's approval next month. the expansion will mean about 100 stores currently in the plaza have to close by the end of january to make room for construction. shoppers say they're ready for the expansion about new s with new -- with new high-end stores. >> the variety of shops that are offered, the outdoor feel. >> neiman marcus, nordstrom, macy's. yes, all of t
. >>> the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. -- the information the obama administration got before healthcare.gov even launched. >>> the white house reportedly was warned about the problems with its national health care website one month before it was launched. cnn is reporting the main contractor for healthcare.gov reported a number of outstanding issues and warned there wasn't enough time for adequate testing. meantime the chief of medicare was on capitol hill today to testify about the troubles people are having with the site. >> i want to apologize to you that the website has not worked as well as it should. we know how desperately you need affordable coverage. >> she said it will be fixed. republicans are not satisfied. they say some americans are seeing their insurance cancelled because it doesn't mean the laws requirement. >>> the san francisco city attorney says it's considering an appeal of yesterday's multi million dollars jury verdict in an age discrimination lawsuit against the fire department. as david stevenson discovered city hall was alread
have developing information about the lackluster start of the healthcare.gov website. only six people successfully enrolled in health insurance plans on the first day that website went live. kyla campbell is joining us. >> reporter: dave, the oversight committee sent me these documents. they are informal memos turned over. these notes show that just six people successfully enrolled in obama care on october 1st. and by the end of the second day only 250 people nation-wide were enrolled. these numbers don't bode well for the obama administration. its goal is to have seven million people signed up by the end of march. of course the website woes did not help. this week kathleen se bill warehouse testified before congress. >> the process here of delivering very expensive it $600 million shows that government doesn't really get it right. >> in order to reach the administration's goal of $7 million enroll lees by the enof march, 39,000 people will have to successfully enroll every day for the next five months. if that doesn't happen, the congressional budget office says obama care won't be f
. is brought to you by united healthcare. stepping up for better healthcare. back to you. >> kristy, thank you. >>> a medical emergency forces some cecil county students to jump into action. and it happened on a packed school bus. mike schuh explains what they did. >> reporter: a high school hallway. so much energy confined in one space. but it's a different story on the way to school. >> i usually just lay my head on the window and just listen to music. >> reporter: but what happened to jessica dyke has change that forever. >> we hit the dirt. and a branch hit the window. >> reporter: caleb and tristan sit up front. they noticed the driver. >> he didn't slow down to open the door for someone. and that's when he went into the middle of the road. and a few people started noticing what was wrong. >> as we reached the intersection, he was going really, really fast. >> in fact, the driver, mr. rick, was having a medical emergency. >> i'm trying to get up there as fast as i can. everyone is yelling, mr. rick, mr. rick, trying to find out what's wrong. >> reporter: he tries to push the brake with h
in charge of that office that created healthcare.gov testifies before congress less than an hour from now. as ktvu's chi la campbell reports from the washington, d.c. newsroom, lawmakers want to know when she knew the website was in trouble. kyla? >> reporter: pam, this marks the first time we'll hear from marilyn taviner. she is the administrator for services or cms. now cms is the branch of the health and human services department in charge of creating healthcare.gov. they brought in contractors to help build the website. those contractors testified before congress last week saying the administration wanted last-minute changes to healthcare.gov. the contractors say they warned cms of the risks involved with launching the website october 1st. today, lawmakers want to know when she knew these problems existed and why she and other officials at cms decided to have healthcare.gov go live anyway. that hearing gets underway in about 45 minutes. i'll be watching live and i'll have highlights of testimony for you on mornings on 2 after 8:00. live in washington, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 ne
griego. time now is 6:01. >>> developing news from capitol hill. a hearing into the healthcare website problems is beginning. among those on the hot seat today, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. some house republicans are blaming sebelius for the problems and are calling for her to step down or be fired. >> reporter: a san jose man went on a gold mining trip and never came home. now the search is on in some very wild areas of nevada as they look for clues. >> reporter: and i'm cate caugiran live in santa rosa. california lawmaker wants to reintroduce a bill that could change the way toy guns look, this in light of 13-year-old andy lopez's death. he was shot by a deputy after the deputy thought he was carrying a rifle. >> reporter: and checking conditions right now, down the eastshore freeway, our delays continue to grow. westbound 80 approaching ashby that accident has been cleared now to the right-hand shoulder. the flares are all picked up. but we are seeing delays it looks like as far back as carlson where you see that 22- mile-per-hour sensor and once you get p
figures for enrollment at healthcare.gov numbers the government refused to reveal. i'm susan mcginnis, a report coming up. >> we'll have a live report from the scene of a fatal accident after the break. stay with us. ,, ,,,,,, all across america, people are using lysol in hundreds of ways. what's christine's story? i started using lysol disinfectant spray, gosh, as long as i can remember. i use lysol on soft surfaces because you can't put your couch in the washing machine. i think that lysol disinfectant spray compares to other products in that it actually kills the germs. which helps keep my family healthy. it's tried and true. i mean all you have to do is just spray. it does the job for you. lysol - hundreds of ways to help protect your family. we provide the exact individualization that your body needs. before you invest in a mattress, discover the bed clinically proven to improve sleep quality. the sleep number bed. once you experience it, there's no going back. right now c4 queen mattress sets are just $1299 our lowest price ever! plus special financing until 2015. only at
. for the first time workers must pay into their pensions and their monthly healthcare contributions about will go up as well. a board member believes bart gave in too easily. >> we betrayed the public. the public adamantly, a super majority stood behind us. we accepted the strike even though the unions are who called it, yet we weren't ready to accept it. we sweetened the deal once the strike happened. >> mallett says he will vote know. the meeting to vote on the contract will happen in the next couple of weeks. >>> crews will begin bringing down the eastern span of the bay bridge this week. it's going to take a few years. the bridge needs to be taken apart in the reverse order it was built back in the 1930s. they will take it apart piece by piece. >> people have asked, why not just blow it up? and so in addition to the environmental regulations that would prohibit us just dropping the bridge into the bay, we also have the new east span carrying live traffic and just for public safety reasons you can't. >> the price tag for taking down the old bridge is expected to be about 240 humidity. >>> happ
's not happy neither is anyone trying to sign up for health insurance of healthcare.gov. taking enrollment for the 27 states that refused to set up their own exchanges. california's state exchange, coveredca.com. has also been experiencing major issues >> meanwhile. hundreds of thousands of current policies are being cancelled nationwide, because of the affordable care act. despite promises that people could keep their current health insurance plans.the affordable care act law states that all insurance plans have to cover prescription drugs and preventative care.plans that people have, that don't provide that coverage are being cancelled. forcing people online to the healthcare exchanges to find new coverage. >> more than 47 million americans who receive food stamps. will get less starting friday. as of november-first, a temporary benefit from the two-thousand-nine economic stimulus. will no longer be available. the agriculture department says that means a family of four will receive 36-dollars less in food stamps each month. >> a southern california city's attempt to shut down production
white house aide insisted the president was told the healthcare.gov website would work on day one but says that's no excuse. >> it is getting this website working so that millions of americans have access to quality affordable health insurance. >> reporter: the website repeatedly crashed in first month and was down for repairs this weekend. a new poll shows 48% of believe the government has done a poor job of implementing the health care law. >> the website failures are absolutely inexcusable. we own that. that's on him. we have to fix it. we owe it to the american people to fix it. >> reporter: the white house says the site will be fixed by the end of the month, republicans are skeptical. >> they're trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles an hour on an expressway. >> reporter: even democrats want healthcare.gov to be taken down for repairs. >> i said they ought to take down the website. >> reporter: americans are learning more about the new law. 55% of those polled say they now know enough to understand how it impacts them, that's up 8% in the last month. two more hearing
, christien. >>> happening right now -- the woman in charge of the office that created healthcare.gov testifies this morning at a congressional hearing. maryland taviner is the administrator for the centers for medicare and medicaid services or cms. this is a live picture out of the house ways and means committee hearing room. they brought in contractors to help build the website. you may recall in testimony last, with the contractors said they warned cms of the risk involved with launching the website on october 1st. >>> meanwhile, there are reports this morning that millions of americans who buy their health insurance individually are getting their policies canceled and that the obama administration has known about that for three years. according to nbc news up to 14 million people who buy their health insurance individually will receive a cancellation letter in the next year because the current policies don't meet the standards laid out by the new law. the white house told nbc that people whose policies will be canceled will in most cases be automatically shifted to plans with
. the department of health and human services realizes the problems with the healthcare.gov website and is working hard to fix them, hhs secretary kathleen sebelius says in testimony prepared for a house hearing. but she says she realizes that the experience "has been frustrating for many americans." sebelius is scheduled to testify before the house energy and commerce committee on wednesday as part of a series of house hearings into the website and issues related to the 2010 affordable care act. her prepared testimony echoes many of the comments made tuesday by centers for medicare & medicaid services director marilyn tavenner before the house ways and means committee. tavenner apologized for the site's problems tuesday and said the department was working to fix them. sebelius will say the same, according to her prepared testimony. coming up on the kron four morning news. five people are behind bars this morning after an s-u-v catches fire in tiananmen square. how they are connected to the firey crash. a shortage of *wine around the global has wine lovers scrambling to scoop up their favorite win
includes a more than 15% wage increase. workers will also have to pay more for healthcare and start paying into their pensions. if the deal is ratified, the bart board of directors still has to approve it before it's official. >>> still ahead an embarrassment for "covered california." coming up in consumerwatch, why some people who have already signed up will have to choose another carrier. >> how this bay area street sculpture lets you hear a whisper from 50 feet away. >> roberta gonzales with -- [ inaudible ] >> in san jose for friday night live with mobile weather as the news continues on kpix 5. ,, ,,,, female announcer: female announcer: when you see this truck, it means another neighbor is going to sleep better tonight because they went to sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic event. choose from a huge selection of tempur-pedic models, including the new tempur-choice with head-to-toe customization. plus, get 36 months interest-free financing, two free pillows, and free same-day delivery. are you next? announcer: but don't wait. sleep train's ticket to tempur-pedic is ending soon. ♪
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, southern california congressman darryl issa had tough words today over problems with the federal healthcare.gov web site. issa called for the resignation of health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius if she is not able to get the site running smoothly soon. he delivered the comments on "face the nation" this morning. >>> california's livestock population. why thieves are going after cattle. >>> a first of its kind safety feature coming soon to a major san francisco intersection notorious for accidents. >> i'm meteorologist leigh glaser. temperatures down as much as ten degrees today. the clouds are moving in. we may see showers tomorrow. snow in the sierra. >>> an intersection in san francisco is about to get a first of its kind camera to keep pedestrians and cyclist safe. the san francisco municipal transportation agency says next month a no-right-turn photo enforcement system will be activated at market street and octavia boulevard. until now cameras were only used for red-light violations. the intersection has been the site of several bicycle collisions because of eastbound dr
points. the traders could push the dow to yet another new high. >>> box roll out of the new healthcare webbiest is still drawing fire from all sides. today an apology from the administration. >> the website has not worked as well as it should. >> medicare chief marillyn tavemner answered questions and while acknowledging problems she says improvements are happening daily. lawmakers are not appeased. >> you and your staff made repeated claims to the public and congress that everything would be ready on time. everything was a go. none of that proved to be true. >> we cannot solve a problem until we realize the full extent. >> glitches have republicans and even democrats pushing for delays in enforcement of the law. tomorrow the secretary of health and human services will testify before the house energy and commerce committee in the face of calls by some for her to resign. >>> the president is doing damage control on another front as new disclosure surface about government spying on global allies. mr. obama is calling for complete review of how our intelligence operates outside the countr
there. >> the woman behind a rollout of healthcare.gov says she is accountable and is sorry but health and human services secretary is not backing down from what she calls a better health care system. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with more. katie? >> the mood was tense with americans of the house of representatives energy and commerce committee peppering her with questions and accusations and compliments, as well, for 3 1/2 hours. >> this is more than a website problem. that was supposed to be the easy part, remember? >> committee chairman got the first word. the secretary offered an apology speaking to the american people. >> you deserve better. i apologize. i'm accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> she attempted to put a better spin on the problems. >> the website has never crashed and is functional at a very slow speed and low reliability. >> she promises to have the problem fixed next month. that is not the only issue. president obama promised americans if they liked their current health care plan they could keep it. 15 million americans may lose their more affordab
of healthcare.gov. you deserve better. i apologize. >> secretary sebelius faces a grilling on capitol hill. >> house republicans have been calling for her head over the botched obama care roll out. >> i hope what we hear from se sebelius is resignation. >> the nsa keith alexander says the u.s. has never gathered phone and e-mail you records of citizens in france and spain. >> there has not been a mass casualty in the u.s. since 2001. >> wall street stocks at an all time high. >> storm led to a series of deadly crash on an arizona highway. >> i jumped out and took off running down the road. >> nine hours to catch a black bear. >> a young boy jumped up on stage. a security guard bribed him with candy. >> a baby moved to tears by her mother's voice. >> all that. >> lakers go onto win by 13. >> the cardinals flight from st. louis was delayed more than seven hours for tonight's world series. >> and all that matters. >> 2013 walter a ward. >> journalism is not about scratching the surface. it is about going beneath the surface and finding the truth. >> on "cbs this morning." >
reform, or you can go to coverage ca.com for information. the new healthcare options take effect on january first, 2014, so it is very important that everyone enroll, if they need to, now. and also, you could go to the port's website sf port.com and click the button that will take you over to the city's website at sf gov.org/ health reform so hopefully everybody will do that in the next month or so. i wanted to mention, again and i probably will one more time that in december we are holding a special meeting instead of being on tuesday, december 10th. it will be on the 12th, the same time at 3:15 here in this room but just a special note that it is two days later than it would normally be. and then finally, i wanted to recognize our very own nelson avorato, there are you? and he has been in the port account operations team since 1982 and since that is 31 beautiful wonderful years and if you look at him he looks very youthful. it has been a great job, right? >> thank you. and he has primarily been responsible for processing personal contracts and contract change orders and helping
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